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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1103 AM MST WED FEB 01 2023

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF
JANUARY 2023...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2023 WILL BE
AVAILABLE IN APPROXIMATELY 60 DAYS FROM THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (HTTP://WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV/CDO-
WEB/DATASETS). UNOFFICIAL ASOS DAILY SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE
INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=RIW

...BUFFALO WAS COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN JANUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN JANUARY WAS 26.7 DEGREES
WHICH WAS 0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE
MONTH WAS 53 DEGREES ON THE 14TH. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 20
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 29TH...WHICH BROKE THE 2008 RECORD OF 9
BELOW. THE 30TH HIT 18 BELOW AND BROKE THE 2013 RECORD OF 4 BELOW.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.39 INCHES...WHICH IS 170 PERCENT
OF NORMAL...MAKING IT THE 5TH WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE WETTEST
24-HOUR PERIOD WAS ON THE 2ND WITH 0.14 INCHES...WHICH BROKE THE
2009 RECORD OF 0.01. THE 26TH HAD 0.10 WHICH BROKE THE 2009 RECORD
OF 0.07. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 48 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST ON THE
14TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2023...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1998 TO 2023

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE
                                          NORMAL
..............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             67   01/27/2015
                       01/26/2015
                       01/16/2206854
 LOW             -20   01/29/2023
HIGHEST           53   01/14
LOWEST           -20R  01/29
AVG. MAXIMUM    34.7               37.5    -2.8
AVG. MINIMUM    18.6               17.4     1.2
MEAN            26.7               27.5    -0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90     0
DAYS MAX <= 32     8
DAYS MIN <= 32    30
DAYS MIN <= 0      4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        0.55   2009
 MINIMUM        0.00   2004
TOTALS          0.39               0.23    0.16     0.06
DAILY AVG.      0.01               0.01    0.00
DAYS >= .01        5
DAYS >= .10        3
DAYS >= .50        0
DAYS >= 1.00       0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   0.14   01/02 TO 01/02
                       01/26 TO 01/27
                       01/27 TO 01/28
 STORM TOTAL    0.14

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL   1180               1164      16
 SINCE 7/1      3702               4097    -395
COOLING TOTAL      0                  0       0
 SINCE 1/1         0                  0       0
..............................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/310
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/310    DATE  01/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/250    DATE  01/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.45
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      3

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2023...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 36 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 17 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 40
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 20. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.24 INCHES.

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